To facilitate effective teaching and learning at Sandwell Academy there is a strict code of conduct with respect to uniform and office dress for both staff and students. Establishing and maintaining high expectations of appearance for staff and students is essential to supporting the ethos of a professional, business orientated, educational environment.
In our diverse community, some of our students follow religious guidance on aspects of appropriate clothing. Sandwell Academy is sensitive to the requirements of specific items of dress code required by religious beliefs.
We ask for your support and co-operation to help keep the standards of students’ uniform as high as possible. Sandwell Academy clothing requirements are listed on the following pages.
Key Stage 3 & 4 Prescribed Uniform
All students are encouraged to take a pride in their personal appearance. The Senior Management reserve the right to take appropriate action to ensure all students wear the correct uniform in a way that enhances the reputation and reinforces the ethos of Sandwell Academy. Parents are asked to clearly label all items of clothing with their child’s name.
Sixth Form Uniform
All students are to wear clothing that would be appropriate for the business world or office environment, including a suit jacket.
Male Dress Code
Name badge (provided by the Academy)
Smart suit/jacket and trousers
Collared shirt and tie
Sensible black shoes with no logo or reflective decoration are permitted.
(Pumps, training shoes, shoes and boots with deep tread soles or with a logo or reflective design are not allowed.)
Nose studs, body and tongue piercing and related jewellery are not allowed. However, Sixth Form students may wear jewellery that conforms to Health and Safety regulations
Brightly coloured hair dyes and totally shaved or decorated scalps are unacceptable for the Academy.
Female Dress Code
Name badge (provided by the Academy)
Smart suit/jacket and trousers or jacket and skirt.
Blouse or shirt (not low cut)
Smart sensible shoes (Heels no higher than 5 cm and not of a kitten or stiletto style)
Nose studs, body and tongue piercing and related jewellery are not allowed. However, Sixth Form students may wear jewellery that conforms to Health and Safety regulations.
Brightly coloured hair dyes and totally shaved or decorated scalps are unacceptable for the Academy. Hair accessories must be sensible and either black or navy blue
Students are not permitted to wear denim jackets, baseball hats, cropped tops or hooded sweatshirts. Parents are asked to clearly label all items of clothing with their child’s name.
All Sixth Form students are encouraged to take a pride in their personal appearance. The Senior Management reserve the right to take appropriate action to ensure all students dress appropriately to enhance the reputation and reinforce the ethos of Sandwell Academy.
Academy Polo shirt with badge
Academy Shorts or Gym Skirt
Academy Sport Socks
White Sports Socks
Academy Tracksuit with badge
Academy Sweatshirt with badge
Non marking soled shoes
Suitable carrying bags
We recommend that for hockey, students should use shin pads and a mouth guard to comply with Health and Safety advice. These are available from most sports shops.
Students involved in physical activities are required to wear Academy PE clothing.
Performing Arts Key Stage 4 & Key Stage 5 Students Only
Sandwell Academy Performing Arts T shirt and sweatshirt.
Black Tracksuit Bottoms or Jazz Pants.
Official Academy clothing is obtainable from:
Gogna School Wear & Sports
67/69 Rookery Road
Tel: 0121 523 5572
Clive Mark Schoolwear Limited
4-5 Three Shires Oak Road
Smethwick, B67 5AX
Tel : 0121 429 4244
Please Note the Following Guidelines
No extreme hair style or colouring (including totally, partially shaved, or decorated scalps, brightly coloured hair dyes). Sensible hair accessories in black or navy blue.
Earrings, rings, nose studs, body and tongue piercing and related jewellery are not allowed. One plain stud can be used for pierced ears and a watch may be worn.
Key Stage 3 (Years 7 & 8) – Not to be worn
Key Stage 4 (Years 9,10 & 11) – Mascara only
Key Stage 5 (6.1 and 6.2) – Appropriate make up for the office.
Cropped Tops, Hooded Sweatshirts, Denim Jackets and Baseball Caps
Students are not allowed to wear cropped tops, hooded sweatshirts, any denim clothing or baseball caps as they enter the Academy.
Academy Kilts and Trousers
No variation of the kilt or trouser styles is acceptable.
Boots or shoes with a deep tread are not allowed. Sensible black shoes with no logo or reflective decoration are permitted. Heels should be no higher than five centimetres and must not be stiletto or kitten type.